Up to 300 young scientists at UBC during Celebrate Research 2014

Get involved!

Celebrate Research 2014On March 4 and 5, during Celebrate Research 2014, UBC’s Okanagan campus is hosting the School District 23 K to 12 Science Fair. This is a regional event that will see up to 300 winners from over 20 schools in district 23.

As part of the event, science fair organizers are looking for faculty members and students who are willing to act as judges for the fair, host groups of students in a lab, put on a demonstration activity or act as tour leads.


80 to 100 judges are needed for this two-day event. Faculty members, staff, grad and undergrad students are welcome to act as judges.

Visit www.sd23sciencefair.com for judging details, FAQs and how to register.

For more info, contact Marnie Birkeland at marnie.birkeland@sd23.bc.ca.

Lab tours

On March 5, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m., students in groups of 15 will tour the campus. Organizers are looking for faculty members or grad students to host three student groups in a lab for about 20 to 25 minutes each.

The goal is for the students to be able to tour the lab and engage in a demonstration while they are there.

For those interested contact the designated person for your faculty/school:


Also on March 5, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m., students will participate in interactive hands-on activities and engaging displays (locations TBD).

If you are a student or faculty member who is willing to put on a 20-25 minute learning activity or presentation for three times during the two hour period, please contact Suann Brown at suann.brown@ubc.ca.

Tour leads

Organizers need UBC students to tour groups of school district 23 students around campus. If you are interested in leading a group of 15 students and sharing your knowledge of the campus with them, please contact Suann Brown at suann.brown@ubc.ca.

Tour leads will be provided along with speaking points.